Best places to stay in Volcanoes National Park

Best Places To Stay In Volcanoes National Park

The Virungas National Park is a mountainous area covering 7,800 square kilometers, including a chain of volcanoes that straddle the borders of Rwanda, the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Uganda.  This exceptionally beautiful area is home to over half the world's remaining mountain gorilla population. Rwanda’s Parc National des Volcans at the northwestern Rwandan border is home to five of the eight Virungas volcanoes, and some of the most beautiful gorilla tracking areas in the world.


Sabyinyo is Rwanda’s leading gorilla lodge. Located approximately three hours from the capital Kigali, Saybinyo Silverback Lodge is a stunningly located property with views over the Virunga Volcanoes range and the Parc National des Volcans. Arguably the finest gorilla lodge anywhere, this lodge is run by the famous Kenyan safari group Governors who operate some of the Masai Mara’s finest safari camps. Service levels and location are the best in the area by far.

Virunga Lodge

Volcanoes Virunga Lodge has one of the best views over this exceptional scenic region. It could be argued that this is the finest outlook from any property in Africa with unique elevated scenes of two sparkling volcanic lakes and the volcanoes themselves. 

Singita Kwitonda Lodge

Singita Kwitonda Lodge is based on a 178-acre pocket of land with uninterrupted views of Volcanoes National Park. Owned by the luxury and completely spoiling Singita, it is a real gem in the midst of this beautiful part of the world.  


Bisate opened in 2017 and is one of the most luxurious places to base yourself from whilst exploring the surrounding Volcanoes National Park. Return from your gorilla trek to the comfort of one of Wilderness Safari's flagship properties. 

Lake Kivu Serena

Situated on the North East shores of the stunning Lake Kivu, the Serena Hotel offers great value luxury. It is only a one hour drive to Volcanoes National Park, making it a great base for your gorilla trekking as well as exploring the culture and beauty of the Lake Kivu area. 

Mountain Gorilla View Lodge

Mountain Gorilla View Lodge is the value acommodation for viewing gorillas. Set just a 10 minute drive from the Park gate the location is unbeatable, with beautiful views into the Park across the seemingly neverending mountain jungle landscape. Permits and logistics are not cheap when gorilla trekking in Rwanda and accommodation is where you can save. Frankly, it's all about the gorilla experience, Mountain View is no luxurious, but provides a great base for one of the greatest experiences in Africa. 

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